Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Mural Behind Broadway

This mural on the back of the old Three Rivers Market store is visible only from the alley in the back.

Antique Flair

Here's a historical photo of the Gay Street bridge looking from South Knoxville.
(From a photo on the wall at Steamboat)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wind Swept Flair

Last week a powerful storm blew through town. Along with a bunch of branches and trees, the big gusts of wind blew down a few letters from some classic spots around the city. Here's a look at a sample of the damage.

Farewell to the Wig Shop

Its for real this time: J's Mega Mart is closing up shop. We are sorry to see them go. 

Eagles Club


This old sign used to be an even older sign before it was flipped and painted over.

Classic Styles

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

King's Alley

If you walk along Jackson avenue, make sure to look down and keep an eye out for these bronze letters laid into the sidewalk just past Lay's Meat Market.

flair as art

On display inside the first floor of the UT student center near the bathrooms is this cacophonous watercolor painting of the Strip (aka Cumberland Ave). Unfortunately, there was no accompanying sign next to it to elaborate on the artist's name, the piece's title, or when it was made.  If anyone can tells us anything more about this painting please contact us at KnoxFlair@gmail.com

 *Interesting that the C&S cleaners sign is featured on here since we recognize it from Magnolia Ave. Perhaps there were two locations at one time or it got relocated years ago.

Diamond Carwash Interior

On Magnolia Ave.

Old Flair

A look inside the building at Williams St. and Depot Ave.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Mill Outlet

The late great Palm Beach Mill Outlet on Baxter Avenue.
 The doors are shuttered but the flair still flies.

Rug Flair

Down the street from the Mill Outlet is this great hand-painted banner